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Age UK Merton operate a Handyperson Service that can help with minor repairs and odd jobs around the home, and there are several befriending schemes available also. London Borough of Merton residents have an opportunity to get a better deal on gas and electricity bills as part of The Big London Energy Switch. The Big London Energy Switch is a collective energy switching auction that aims to help you lower your energy bills. Anyone who pays a household energy bill can take part, including tenants.
For a full list of the services available in Merton, including eligibility criteria, please see below.
Borough website: www.merton.gov.uk
The Big London Energy Switch
You can sign up online, below, or contact 020 8274 4901 to register.
Age UK Merton Handyperson Service
For minor repairs and odd jobs in and around the home.
For those aged 50+ and living the borough.
- Change light bulbs, fit time switches
- Fit curtain rails, take down and put up curtains
There is no call out charge, but there is a charge of £15-25 up to an hour depending on the work required, plus materials.
Call Paula on 020 8648 5792, Mon-Fri 9am-1pm
Home from Home Scheme
Befriending scheme for adults with learning disabilities.
Contact social worker and ask for a Home from Home friend; or contact the Duty Officer for Learning Disability Services: 020 8545 4529
MASCOT Telecare and Community Support Services
Any person who is vulnerable will qualify: people of retirement age or with a physical or learning disability. Also those who may need telecare for home safety or personal security.
There is a monthly charge for the service, but those who may find it difficult to pay may be eligible for help with the cost.
020 8274 5940
SEB Campaign (Seek, Embrace, Befriend)
A befriending and support service run via Sacred Heart Wimbledon, for families with special needs/ disabled children.
Contact Anna Selo: 020 8395 9152
For a list of the services available in Merton by tenure, please see the borough pdf below.